June 9, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina shares 2019 annual report

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina 2019 annual report is now available online. The report includes a letter from President Tom Keith, a look back at 2019 through photos, a breakdown of the nearly $2.7 million in grantmaking during the year, financials and a listing of all grantee partners. [More]
June 5, 2020

Statement on the death of The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., fifth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown

On behalf of the Sisters of Charity Health System, we are deeply saddened to learn this morning that The Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J., bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, has entered eternal life. God has called him home. [More]

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June 4, 2020

Regina Health Center continues the legacy of compassion and care in the time of COVID-19

In the new issue of The Heart of Regina Health Center newsletter, Executive Director Mark Yantek writes about the steps that have been taken to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19, how residents are staying engaged and an update about building renovations wrapping up. There is also a story about how one resident has been helping the homeless during the pandemic, additional news, upcoming events, stories of how Regina Health Center carries out its mission, and more. [More]
May 31, 2020

Statement from the Sisters of Charity Health System: A CALL FOR RACIAL JUSTICE

The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and others in similar circumstances remind us that racism continues to cast a long shadow across our nation. Structural racism is also manifesting significantly today through the disproportionate deaths of Black Americans and other people of color from COVID-19. We must respond in a renewed commitment to justice and peace. Let us work in solidarity to end the racism and violence that continues to devastate the health and well-being of too many. [More]
May 29, 2020

Mercy Medical Center sends recovered COVID patients home with a song

Recovered COVID-19 patients are being serenaded upon their discharge from Catholic hospitals with inspiring tunes. Mercy Medical Center is one of those hospital, and is letting COVID patients pick which song they want to hear as they are heading out. Mercy and some of the songs patients have chosen were mentioned in a Catholic Health World article about music being used to rejoice in the victories of patients who have survived serious or near-fatal complications of the virus and are going home. [More]
May 27, 2020

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center president & CEO pens letter about providing a safe place to receive care

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center President & CEO Janice G. Murphy penned a letter that appears on the hospital's website encouraging people not to postpone regular preventative care, diagnostic tests and follow-up visits. She starts the letter by writing: "During the coronavirus pandemic, we are guided by our long-held mission to treat every patient with clinical excellence and compassionate care. With your health as our priority, we assure you that St. Vincent Charity Medical Center facilities provide a safe place for you to receive care." [More]
May 22, 2020

Mercy Medical Center announces clinical excellence award winners during National Nurses Month

Mercy Medical Center is celebrating its nurses who deliver primary and preventive health care to enrich lives and communities in the Canton area. During National Nurses Month, Mercy announces its 2020 Clinical Excellence Award winners–Kristin Beabout, Sara Carter, Linda Shilts, Gina Stover and Rachel Wilson. As part of the annual celebration, Mercy honors nurses who have been selected for exceptional clinical skills, teaching abilities, communication skills, teamwork and professionalism. [More]
May 21, 2020

Fatherhood program helping father of two young daughters overcome barriers to being a better dad

A father of two young daughters, Thomas Mayfield had a laundry list of barriers when the Georgetown County Dept of Social Services (DSS) recommended that Thomas enroll at A Father’s Place (AFP), a program of the the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. Finding the resources at AFP has helped him gain temporary custody of his children and given Mayfield a new road map to follow. [More]
May 18, 2020

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton President Joni Close shares guidelines for child care reopening at Gov. DeWine's coronavirus briefing

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently announced that child care centers will be allowed to reopen May 31 under a new set of "rigorous" standards, including daily temperature checks for children. Joni Close, president of the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton and chair of Ohio’s Early Childhood Advisory Council, outlined the reopening conditions during the governor's daily coronavirus press conference. [More]
May 14, 2020

Good Samaritan grants from Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland support food, hygiene needs in wake of COVID-19

Amid this global crisis, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland expedited its Good Samaritan grants program to provide financial support to the many organizations working around the clock to respond to unmet needs in Cleveland communities. In April 2020, the program provided $60,000 of basic needs funding related to the impact of COVID-19 with an additional $40,000 in grants to be distributed in May. The Little Africa Food Collaborative is one of the foundation's grantees. Its work to bring food resources and nutrition education into some of Cleveland's impoverished communities is profiled in Freshwater Cleveland. [More]

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